“Usually I see the basic shapes and colors that I want in my mind and go from there. I work on multiple pieces at a time and a discovery in one can lead to a decision or start another piece. The nature of the materials I work with allow for control and flexibility. I can dictate where things go, but in the end, I have to let the materials expand and let gravity do its work. I will occasionally sketch a quick shape to revisit later, but my sketchbook is more writing."